Videos and photos of what is purportedly the iPhone 6S have been leaked online.
They reveal an iPhone 6S logic board and display assembly paired with a number of iPhone 6 components, such as the rear shell and battery, to create a device that starts up and displays a screen showing a gear icon.
The video, released by Macrumors, shows the device booting up to show a gear icon following which it is pulled apart to reveal the internal components and the rear shell.
iPhone 6S leaked photo. (Photo: MacRumors)
Several components are either missing, such as the rear camera, or are from the existing iPhone 6, particularly the rear shell and battery. But enough parts are present to deliver data to the iPhone 6S display.
In addition to the video, MacRumors uploaded photos of an iPhone 6S logic board showing some details of the device’s main components. The new chip is fabricated on a smaller and more power efficient 28-nm process, down from the 65-nm process used for the Qualcomm radio in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
The new A9 processor is roughly 10% larger in area than the A8 processor found in the iPhone 6. The reason for the increased size isn’t confirmed but it’s possible Apple has moved some additional functionality into the main chip to increase efficiency and save overall space.
Apple’s next flagship phones, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, are set to be announced at a media event on September 9.